Singer Daya ‘discouraged from coming out’

Singer Daya said she was “discouraged” from coming out as people feared it would harm her career.
The 20-year-old announced she was bisexual in a post on social media in September last year (18), and revealed at Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter’s Pride Summit on Thursday (8Aug19) she was advised not to make her sexuality public.
“I was discouraged from coming out because (they thought) I would lose those mainstream radio fans,” Daya shared.
After being out and proud for almost a year, the Hide Away hitmaker said the experience has been eye-opening.
“It’s opened me up to a whole new world of queer artists and producers that I’ve loved working with,” she said, before advocating for more LGBTQ representation across the board in the music industry.
“Executives and higher people at labels, producers, and songwriters – there just needs to be more queer visibility across the board. Not just with artists,” Daya insisted.